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Chinese Man Held For Hawala Racket Was Also After Dalai Lama: Sources

Hawala Racket: Bribe cash for Tibetan monks was despatched by way of males working at workplace of Luo Sang

Highlights

  • Luo Sang was working underneath the pretend title Charlie Peng
  • Investigation has revealed that Luo Sang had illegally entered India
  • He married a girl from Mizoram and took up Indian identification

New Delhi:

A Chinese nationwide arrested for alleged money-laundering, was additionally bribing some Tibetan monks in Delhi, probably to assemble info on Tibetan religious chief Dalai Lama and his associates, the Income Tax division has discovered. Sources mentioned money between Rs 2 lakh and three lakh got to many individuals, who reside close to Majnu Ka Tila in Delhi. The strategy of figuring out them is on.  

Luo Sang, who was working underneath the pretend title Charlie Peng, was arrested on Tuesday throughout a raid in Delhi by the Income Tax Department. The Delhi Police mentioned he’s additionally accused of espionage performed in September 2018. At current he’s out on bail.

Investigation has revealed that Luo Sang had illegally entered India from Nepal in 2014. He married a girl from Mizoram and took up Indian identification with a pretend passport issued from Manipur. He additionally bought an Aadhaar card and PAN card made in that title.

The bribe cash for Tibetan monks was despatched by way of males working on the workplace of Luo Sang, the IT division has advised authorities businesses. The couriers have admitted to transferring the money, the division mentioned.

The group performed its whole communication was achieved on Chinese app We Chat, sources mentioned.  

The division has additionally tracked down a Delhi-based Chartered Accountant, who was serving to the group in cash laundering. The man, is being questioned and is but to be arrested  was working greater than 40 financial institution accounts.  

Transactions to the tune of Rs 300 crore had been performed by way of these financial institution accounts, sources mentioned. The transactions had been achieved on the behalf of Chinese corporations a few of which have been traced  

Many of those transactions had been routed by way of Hong Kong. The discussions relating to this had been additionally performed by way of We Chat, sources within the division mentioned.  

The accounts, unfold throughout a number of banks, have been connected by the Income Tax Department. The division suspects that financial institution staff had been concerned in some capability and lots of of them are underneath scanner.

The IT Department has discovered that greater Chinese corporations had been issuing pretend buy orders for smaller Chinese corporations. Bogus payments had been raised by smaller Chinese corporations.

Last week, the IT division had carried out searches in Delhi and different elements of the National Capital Region.

The IT division has mentioned Peng and different Chinese nationals opened 40 financial institution accounts within the title of Chinese shell corporations and laundered over Rs 1,000 crore. Registered Chinese corporations are accused of displaying Rs 100 crore prematurely taken from corporations — which turned out to be shell corporations — to enter the retail market in India.

The division is now could be in contact with the GST Department for additional investigation.

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